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Tuesday / October 19.
  • ESPN to Air 2nd Annual GEICO Top Flight High School Hoops Invite

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    ESPN will expand its coverage of the 2021 GEICO Top Flight Invite, airing eight games from the pre-season club basketball event launched in 2020 by Paragon Marketing Group in conjunction with the Border League and operated by Position Sports. Eight elite club basketball teams from five states will compete in a three-day tournament at Coronado High School in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Coverage begins Saturday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with second round and semifinal action.  The final round of play and the championship game will air on ESPNU on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 3 p.m.

    Participating Teams:
    The eight team field is seeded as follows, and includes top recruits and ranked ESPN 100 (class of 2022), ESPN 60 (class of 2023) and ESPN 25 (class of 2024) players:

    No. 1 CBC (Calif.): No. 4 senior Amari Bailey – SG (UCLA commit); No. 37 senior Kiiani Wright – C (USC commit); No. 49 junior Bronny James – PG; No. 4 sophomore Isaiah Elohim – SF

    No. 2 Virginia Gold (Va.): No. 12 senior Chris Livingston – SF (Kentucky commit); No. 43 senior Judah Mintz (Pitt commit); No. 13 junior Caleb Foster (Duke commit)

    No. 3 Prolific (Calif.): No. 15 senior Dior Johnson – PG (Oregon commit); No. 17 senior Adem Bona – C; No. 20 senior M.J. Rice – SF (Kansas commit); No. 35 senior Tre White – SF

    No. 4 Dream City Christian (Ariz.):No. 1 senior Shaedon Sharpe – SG (Kentucky commit); No. 29 senior Yohan Traore – C; No. 52 senior Milos Uzan – PG

    No. 5 Vertical (N.C.) – No. 11 junior Mikey Williams – SG

    No. 6 Hoop Nation (Calif.)No. 29 junior – Jared McCain – SG

    No. 7 LV Orange (Nev.) – Key seniors: Darrion Williams and Ryan Abelman

    No. 8 Air Nado (Nev.)No. 78 senior Rickie Isaacs – PG (Texas Tech commit)

    GEICO Top Flight Invite live coverage schedule on ESPN networks:

    DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
    Sat, Oct 164 p.m.Consolation Game 1ESPN+
    6 p.m.Consolation Game 2ESPN+
    8 p.m.Semifinal 1 ESPN+
    10 p.m.Semifinal 2ESPN+
    Sun, Oct 173 p.m.Showcase Game 1
    Matt Schick, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
    5 p.m.Showcase Game 2
    Matt Schick, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
     7 p.m.Championship Game
    Matt Schick, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
     9 p.m.Showcase Game 3
    Matt Schick, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
     The GEICO Top Flight Invite will have limited attendance and media capacity. Event information and tickets can be found at: www.bit.ly/theborderleague-tickets

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.